Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596; the Grand Duchy of Kraków from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1999. It is now the capital of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
Church of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven (St. Mary's Church) is a Brick Gothic church re-built in the 14th century (originally built in the early 13th century), adjacent to the Main Market Square in Krako,it is particularly famous for its wooden altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
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carlo62 (35552) 2012-09-17 3:21
una vista classica di questa cattedrale, una composizione ben costruita e ben realizzata, mi piacciono i punti rossi creati dai vestiti delle persone.
gildasjan (41854) 2012-09-17 4:34
Très bon cadrage de cette église à deux tours dans ce format vertical.Très bon rendu naturel des couleurs devant ce ciel aux teintes douces.
holmertz (42955) 2012-09-17 7:45
A fine composition of this interesting church with its irregular towers. The colourful crowd outside the church brighten the view. The light is very well handled and the sharpness is fine.
tedesse (25133) 2012-09-17 12:24
Piekna pocztowka z Krakowa!
Ladny pionowy kadr, dobra ostrosc i kolory.
bbarna (824) 2012-09-21 5:09
Beautiful picture of the famous church and the nice monument in front of it. TFS.
dta (69108) 2012-09-21 10:47
Hello Robert ,
An excellent view of this superb cathedral , with its two dissymetric towers , in a well chosen tall format . Fine contrast with the pretty cloudy sky .
macjake (58212) 2012-09-21 23:06
having just traveled to Poland, and spending 3 days in Krakow, i know this Open Square very well.
you have taken a wonderful photo with elegant lighting and clouds to compliment the entire scene.
having the man in the fg shows the tall height of the Cathedral, i like that.
A photo that provides a strong visual impact.
sandpiper (6788) 2012-09-22 4:37
Excellent shot, great vertical composition and beautiful architecture
maria-v1981 (10816) 2012-09-22 12:02
Excellent POV and composition. I love the dramatic impact of this spectacular church against the sky and the light creates a wonderful result.
Have a nice Sunday,
fabbs99 (16783) 2012-10-07 11:49
Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition.Sharpness and clarity are perfect.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.Great POV and good composition.TFS.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-11 18:40
You have some great images of Europe in your gallery. Despite being of places where tourists flock in to snap their photos, your pictures have an unrushed feel to them and are carefully composed. Here we get a fantastic view of this tall and unique Church, with beautiful details and good sharpness throughout.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Robert Malek (robmal) (1958)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K100 D Super, Pentax SMC 35-80/f4-5.6
- Exposure: f/11, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photo's to remember IV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-17 1:50